The Neighbourhood Organization



Trades Connect Program​

TNO’s Trades Connect program provides education, certification, and employment programming for newcomers to develop their employability skills and receive academic upgrading, employment training, and a career pathway. 


The program aims to connect people to gain knowledge on a career area of focus, access certification, and achieve job readiness through hands-on and soft-skill development. The Trades Connect Program is an LLMA (Language and Labour Market Access) and IRCC (Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada) funded program focusing on three main pathways:

Information Technology

  • T. bridging and training programs
  • Application support & soft skills development
  • Pathways to I.T. Analysis, Digital Customer Care, & Cybersecurity

Construction Trades

  • Safety training (See our schedule for dates)
  • Technical and hands on training
  • Forklift licensing and employment support
  • GED, CAAT, Aptitude Prep, & application support

Industrial Transportation

  • DZ and CZ Licensing
  • Connections to pre-apprenticeship, trades training,  and truck driving career tracks
  • Must be at least 18 years old, have G license, and pass our school’s equivalency test

Who is Eligible?

Must be over 16 years of age.

Must be interested in starting a trades career.

Must have one of the following legal status’ : Permanent Resident (PR), Convention Refugee, Live-in-Caregiver.

Contact Details 

Phone: 416-421-3054 

Address: 45 Overlea Blvd, 1A (Trades Centre), Toronto, ON M4H 1C3

About Our Program

Interested to Learn more about us:

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Interested in taking our courses?

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To join our Trades Connect Program workshops, information sessions, and events: .


To register as a client:  and a Trades Connect Program Case Worker will reach out to you to discuss career development opportunities and provide application support.


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Checkout Our Calendars

TNO Trades Connect July Calendar

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